byAnimation by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Visualization Analysis Lab, NASA GSFC. Images courtesy GOES Project.
Last week, a prescribed fire spread out of control near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Efforts to control the blaze were frustrated when high winds fanned the flames into Los Alamos Canyon on Wednesday, May 10. This series of GOES-10 images, acquired on May 10, shows the effect the 60-mile-per-hour winds had in helping intensify the fire and spread the smoke plume eastward across New Mexico and into northern Texas and the Oklahoma panhandle.Positioned over the equator, NOAA's GOES-10 satellite... Topics: What -- GOES 10, What -- Visible Light, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Texas, Where -- Oklahoma,... Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=186